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Offline Bryan Austin

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Only for those who might be interested.

This information is listed in Winchester's 1875 catalog. We all know the 66' was a rimfire but the 44-40 downloaded to 1,125fps can do the same thing...yes...with black powder, but for those that don't like black powder, feel free to use smokeless. It's a free country remember!!!!!

Official Swiss Commission, At Aarau, Switzerland

October 8th, 1866

 

300 Paces (250 YARDS)  FOR FUN, KICK IT UP TO 300 YARDS
Target - 6ft x 6 ft
Large squares - 6"

Small squares - 1/10th" (5 squares in 6")

The Winchester 66' grouped 29 of 30 shots inside 18" x 18"

The following photos are from those targets from 300 paces to 1,000 paces and one "off-hand" shooting at 300 paces.






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Re: Official Swiss Commission, At Aarau, Switzerland October 8th, 1866
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2019, 12:58:41 PM »

I'm not really interested .... but Photo no load  :P

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Re: Official Swiss Commission, At Aarau, Switzerland October 8th, 1866
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2019, 01:18:55 PM »
I'm not really interested .... but Photo no load  :P

yes you are, yes you are, yes you are  ;D

I guess the photo links won't link although they work for me.

Here is the direct link - https://sites.google.com/view/44winchester/44-wcf-history-and-indian-battlefield-artifacts/1866-switzerland-trials I just threw it up there to host the photos.

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Re: Official Swiss Commission, At Aarau, Switzerland October 8th, 1866
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2019, 02:38:11 PM »
Interesting ...as side note Johann Vetterli was highly influenced by Winchester
he  combined the American Winchester Model 1866's tubular magazine with a regular bolt featuring for the first time two opposed rear locking lugs.
when planets align...do the deal !

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Re: Official Swiss Commission, At Aarau, Switzerland October 8th, 1866
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2019, 09:08:59 AM »

Velly Interestink (Stolen famous TV line).  Of course I was.  I think "minute of man" is quite acceptable at those distances.  I would hesitate to stand up and thumb my nose atcha.

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Re: Official Swiss Commission, At Aarau, Switzerland October 8th, 1866
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2019, 09:23:07 AM »
Velly Interestink (Stolen famous TV line).  Of course I was.  I think "minute of man" is quite acceptable at those distances.  I would hesitate to stand up and thumb my nose atcha.


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Re: Official Swiss Commission, At Aarau, Switzerland October 8th, 1866
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2019, 01:42:02 PM »
Know your limits and your guns abilities.
Hacksaws need not apply.
My best,
 Blair
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